Massachusetts Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Cultivators, MJ executives say Eastern US marijuana prices remain strong as industry grows steadily

Up and down the Eastern United States, cannabis growers and business owners are reporting healthy prices for pounds of marijuana, both medical and recreational. Prices range from $2,000 a pound for flower all the way up to $4,200, depending on the state. But cultivators are still facing regulatory hurdles and the growing pains of keeping […]

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First recreational marijuana store opens off Massachusetts mainland

A recreational cannabis store opened on Nantucket Island, the first to open off the Massachusetts mainland as the young market continues expanding. The Green Lady Dispensary opened Sunday on an appointment-only basis after receiving approval to operate from the state’s Cannabis Control Commission. Massachusetts voters legalized recreational MJ in 2016, but marijuana businesses faced additional […]

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Massachusetts marijuana company M3 Ventures fined $50K for pesticide use

M3 Ventures, a marijuana company in Massachusetts, was hit with a $50,000 fine by state regulators for using prohibited pesticides at its cultivation facility and lying about it. M3 Ventures, which does business as Triple M, is both a marijuana retailer and cultivator. The company was first forced to quarantine products by the state late […]

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Curaleaf fined $250K for Massachusetts marijuana ownership snafu

Massachusetts-based Curaleaf was fined $250,000 for failing to disclose a change of ownership structure related to its cannabis operations in the state. The fine relates to Curaleaf Massachusetts changing its status from non-profit to for-profit but not detailing additional changes as parent company Curaleaf started trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE), according to MassLive.com. […]

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First adult-use marijuana store in Boston could open soon

The most populous – and potentially most profitable – recreational cannabis market in Massachusetts could soon get its first retail store. Massachusetts regulators granted the first provisional license for a rec MJ store in Boston. The preliminary license for Pure Oasis also is the first under a state economic empowerment program, according to The Boston […]

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Massachusetts sets August hearings for cannabis cafes, home delivery

Proposed regulations in Massachusetts surrounding marijuana business opportunities in social consumption and home delivery are on the calendar for next month, when officials will take public testimony on both. According to MassLive.com, the first Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission hearing will be Aug. 14 at the Health Policy Commission in Boston. A second hearing will be […]

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Marijuana Business This Week: Cannabis oil in Georgia, early MMJ access in MA, finalizing hemp regs in Alaska & more

Here are some notable stories and events in the cannabis industry to watch for in the coming days: STRIKING OIL: A Georgia law making it legal to produce and distribute cannabis oils with a THC cap at 5% goes into effect Monday, giving the state’s more than 9,500 registered medical marijuana patients better access to […]

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Week in Review: IL gov signs historic cannabis bill, MA moves on MJ cafes/delivery, new CA vape cartridge symbol rules & more

Illinois’ governor makes his state the first to legalize recreational marijuana through its Legislature, Massachusetts moves forward with cannabis cafes and deliveries, California requires a universal symbol on vape pens, the hemp sector makes big inroads – plus other important news from around the industry. Illinois marks a marijuana first Illinois officially became the first […]

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Massachusetts gives initial OK to marijuana cafes, delivery firms

Massachusetts regulators gave preliminary approval to rules that would permit marijuana cafes and delivery services in the state, paving the way for the creation of two new types of cannabis businesses. The state’s Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) approved draft regulations – along with some restrictions – for the two new types of business licenses. The agency will […]

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Only five applicants for 123 social equity marijuana permits in Massachusetts

Despite a well-intentioned social equity program in Massachusetts that aims to provide a pathway into the cannabis industry for victims of the war on drugs, few have jumped at the opportunity. Only five entrepreneurs have turned in business license applications, though 123 permits are up for grabs, according to Masslive.com. The situation may reflect the high […]

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Marijuana Business This Week: Canopy, Acreage shareholders vote, Springfield selects, OK inspects & more

Here are some notable stories and events to watch for in the coming days: DAY OF DECISION: Shareholders of Canopy Growth and Acreage Holdings are scheduled to vote Wednesday on the much-heralded megamerger of the two companies. If consummated, it would become the first major Canadian/U.S. cannabis transaction. Each company’s shareholders will vote separately. At least […]

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